TODAY: budget vote and school board election day

Polls open Tuesday, May 21 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the high school b-wing gym

Scotia-Glenville residents will be asked to consider a $65,085,194 budget for the 2024-25 school year. The proposal maintains all current programs and services for students and preserves critical health and safety features of the current budget, including cyber security, two school resource officers, an athletic trainer, and increased mental health services.

Proposed budget preserves all programs and focuses on student safety and mental health

The proposed spending plan increases by 3.38% or $2,125,612 from the current year, and includes a tax levy increase of 2.83% or $919,347. With an estimated tax rate increase of 1.92%, the tax bill on a $160,000 home would increase by an estimated $74.40 per year or $6.20 per month before STAR.

In addition to the 2024-25 budget, voters will also be asked to decide on three additional propositions. The proposed propositions are presented to the community with no increase to 2024-25 tax levy.

Proposition 2

Bus Purchases

The anticipated purchase of three new buses, totaling $329,000, is presented to the community with no additional cost due to the payoff of old debt.

Proposition 3

Electric Bus Proposal

An electric bus proposal, again, at no increase to the 2024-25 tax levy, is contingent on receipt of state or federal funding to offset purchase.

Proposition 4

Capital Improvement Project

The proposed $12.5 million building proposition will have no additional tax impact for voters. The project will focus on safety and other necessary upgrades to buildings throughout our six schools. The project will have no impact on the tax levy due to debt service reserve funds, building aid, and debt from other projects falling off the books.

There are three candidates running for two open seats on the Board of Education. They will be listed in this order on the ballot: David Massaro, Harold “Hal” Talbot, and Chad Roberts. Read the candidates bios, here.

BOE candidates David Massaro, Harold “Hal” Talbot, and Chad Roberts
After you cast your ballot, please take a minute to fill out the budget exit survey that will be distributed by high school students in Connor Quinn’s Participation in Government class.